Best of Boston

2004 Best Cookware

Kitchen Arts

A good cook knows a sharp knife is the fundamental ingredient of any recipe, and Kitchen Arts is the place to find a knife that will satisfy your inner Mario Batali. (It also sells sharpening steels for gourmands who want a surgeon’s edge.) Once you get past the knives, you’re ready for the nirvana of kitchen tools and accessories here, from tea strainers and seafood forks to copper pots and pans.

161 Newbury St., Boston, 617-266-8701,